Competence Courses

We are proud to offer four additional competence courses March 15 at 10 AM – 5 PM, parallel to the Academic Track . The courses are only open to those who are registered for the conference.

All courses take place at Södertörn University and has a limited number of seats. First come, first serve.

Each course costs 2,000 SEK + VAT and include lunch, coffee, breakfast sandwich and afternoon coffee.

After 1 of March the registration is binding

Data Journalism Crash Course

A crash course in finding stories from data for beginners. Learn the data journalism mindset and how to interview data with Excel.

The course is led by award-winning Helena Bengtsson and Linnea Heppling, data editors at the Swedish Television and experienced trainers.

The workshop  is open to 20 participants.

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Python Crash Course

An introduction to Python programming for journalists, led by three experienced trainers from from J++: Jens Finnäs, Leo Wallentin and Sascha Granberg .

Learn basic data analysis, visualization and story finding with Python Pandas, workflow and best practices.

The workshop is targeted at fairly experienced data journalists and developers. The workshop is limited to 20 participants.

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How to coach data journalists

If you are a editorial leader i a big newsroom or an editor in a smaller one, it it certainly a challenge to coach data journalists and investigative reporters along other duties. At the pre-conference crash course you will meet some of your colleges that have had experience in being in charge of teams and individual journalists.

The course is set up by Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen, NxtMedia and Geir Terje Ruud, NTB in cooperation with Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (MBL) in Norway.

The course is open for up to 40 participants. The course can also be tailor-made for groups of editorial leaders from one company.

Journalism for developers

If you know to code and is interested in journalism, you have an advantage. Probably this is easier than learning journalist to do code. On this course you will meet with experienced data journalists and developers who’s is experienced on journalistic projects. And you will be updated on journalistic ethics and publishing dilemmas.

The course is set up by Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen, NxtMedia and Geir Terje Ruud, NTB in cooperation with Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (MBL) in Norway.

The course is open for up to 10 participants.